An evaluation of a media literacy program training workshop for late elementary school teachers
Scull, T. M., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2011). An evaluation of a media literacy program training workshop for late elementary school teachers. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 3(1), 199-208. PMC3530162
Objectives: The present study examined the efficacy of a media literacy education, substance abuse prevention training workshop for late elementary school teachers.
Method: Analyses revealed that the randomly assigned intervention (n=18) and control (n=23) teachers were similar in demographic characteristics and pre-training beliefs and knowledge.
Results: Teachers who participated in the workshop reported stronger beliefs in the importance of and familiarity with media literacy education and scored higher on a direct assessment of media deconstruction skills than teachers in the control group. Teachers reported positive program assessment ratings.
Conclusion: This randomized controlled trial provides evidence that a one-day teacher training workshop on media literacy education is effective at improving teachers’ beliefs and knowledge about media literacy that are relevant for successful student outcomes.